The Pheasant Inn’s new head-chef, Jonathan Bell, has scooped two coveted AA Rosettes after just ten weeks in the job.
The local chef, took up his position at the Bassenthwaite based hotel and restaurant at the start of the year and has since gone from strength to strength.
Matthew Wylie, who runs The Pheasant said: “I am delighted that Jonathan has been awarded two rosettes – and after just ten weeks in post. Everyone here is extremely pleased and it feels fantastic as a business to again be congratulated for the hard work and effort we put in to preparing and serving exceptional Cumbrian food.”
The long established AA rosette scheme aims to recognise high quality cooking across the UK, with only about 10% of all restaurants in Britain being of a standard that is worthy of even one rosette.
Two rosettes are awarded to excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards of cooking. Two rosette restaurants serve food where a greater precision is apparent in the cooking and where there has been obvious attention to the sourcing of quality ingredients.
The Pheasant, a 200 year old traditional coaching inn just minutes from the shores of Bassenthwaite, offers two choices for diners; its contemporary Bistro provides relaxed dining and gorgeous wholesome food, while its Fell restaurant offers an indulgent fine dining experience and an elegant setting.
To find out more about The Pheasant please visit www.the-pheasant.co.uk